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on 19 August 2014
Blue Horizon is, I think, the third in the Courtney series and again it is the next generation to the fore.
So enter the fearless, rugged Jim and Mansur with their respective gorgeous wives following in the footsteps (or oceans) of the fearless, rugged Tom and Dorian with their respective gorgeous wives.
As in previous books the "Star Man" has his own faithful native side kick, Zama in this case. A bit like Tonto but a different nationality which in my opinion not only carries on this particular thread from the first 2 books but the whole story line seems to be the same. The Courtney's et al, all good chaps, fighting anybody that wrongs them with similar outcomes. The places may change and the enemy my change but the story is much the same.
As well as similar story lines the wordiness of the novel is much the same as before. This one is about 784 pages and is full of repetition and deviation. In the first novels I could just about stand it but now I am becoming very irritated at page after page of overly descriptive passages.
A five star story reduced to a three star book by the excessive wordiness. I think I would give up on Wilbur now but I did buy the complete series so now it is on to book 4 "When The Lion Feeds"